Based on Shakespeare's iconic tragedy, Alysa Pires' Macbeth marks Ballet Kelowna's first full-length commission.
100 minutes, 10 dancers
Premiere: May 1, 2020*
*POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
Photo of Desiree Bortolussi and Valentin Chou by Emily Cooper
with(out) explores attachment and disconnection. Entwining and unraveling.
15 minutes, 2 dancers
Premiere: January 23, 2020
Photo of Kelly Shaw and Jake Poloz by Alysa Pires
"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper"
- T.S. Eliot
28 minutes, 23 dancers
Premiere: November 19, 2019
Photo of Judy Luo by Jeremy Mimnagh
10 minutes, 6 dancers
Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on October 25, 2019.
Photo of Isabella Lafreniere and Gilbert Bolden III by Rosalie O'Connor
"Let others bring order to chaos. I would bring chaos to order..."
- Kurt Vonnegut
8 minutes, 5 dancers
Premiere: September 9, 2019
Painting of Albjon Gjorllaku and Arielle Miralles by Ivana Tovilla-Batiz
The second part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.
13 minutes, 7 dancers
Premiere: April 5, 2019
Photo of Anri Hirota by David Cooper
7 minutes, 2 dancers
Premiere: March 23, 2019
Commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada for the Thirteenth International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize.
Photo of Siphe November and Jeannine Haller by Karolina Kuras
10 minutes, 14 dancers
Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on March 8, 2019.
Photo of Shelby Tzung and Ben Schwarz by Rosalie O'Connor
20 minutes, 8-10 dancers
Premiere: February 2, 2018
Presented as part of the 2018 Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto.
Photo of Desiree Bortolussi and Valentin Chou by David Cooper
14 minutes, 4 or 6 dancers
Premiere: January 18, 2018
Created as part of The National Ballet of Canada's Choreographic Workshop.
Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2018.
Excerpts adapted for film by NBOC in 2020.
Photo of Christopher Gerty and Clare Peterson by Alana de Haan
30 minutes, 9 dancers
Premiere: October 27, 2017
Photo of Morgan Thiessen and Mitchell Przybilla by Martine Martell
15 minutes, 11 dancers
Premiere: March 29, 2017
Remounted by Victoria Academy of Ballet in 2019.
Photo of Ryerson School of Performance students by Adam Sakiyama
herd examines mob mentality, the pressures of conformity, and the pull of conscience.
37 minutes, 10 dancers
Premiere: October 28, 2016
Photo of Ballet Edmonton by Zokah Productions
Inspired by the surrealist Luis Buñuel film of the same name, Exterminating Angel explores high stakes, animal instinct, and humanity stripped of all social pretence.
45 minutes, 9 dancers
Premiere: June 29, 2016
"Highlights of Fringe" - The Torontoist
"A+" - My Entertainment World
"Critics' Pick" and "Best Ensembles" - NOW Magazine
Photo by Adam Sakiyama
The first part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.
9 minutes, 5-11 dancers
Premiere: May 20, 2016
Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2019.
Photo of Emily Faris, Seiji Suzuki, and Jianna Neufeld by David Cooper
both/and explores the duality of public and private life.
Premiere: March 18, 2016
Photo of Sydney McManus by Shakeil Rollock
8 minutes, 2 dancers
Premiere: December 11, 2015
Photo of Tyler Gledhill and Caryn Chappell by Shakeil Rollock
25 minutes, 4 dancers
Premiere: June 14, 2015
Alysa Pires Dance Projects Premiere: March 18, 2016
Originally created for Cadence Progressive
Photo of Lauren Runions, Tyler Gledhill, Kate Houston, and Tyler Angell by Zhenya Cerneacov